Recycling and waste reduction blog


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  • Household
  • Recycling

Recycling Bin Basics

Tips on what you can and can’t place in your kerbside recycling bin if you live in Western Australia. This back-to-basics article will help you to recycle better.

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  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

WA's ultimate op shop guide

Giving items a second life is one of the best ways to be a GREAT Sort. These are our – and your – favourite op shops in Perth and further afield. Last updated: July 2022

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  • Waste reduction

How To Throw A Low-Waste Party

How to throw a low-waste birthday party. Ideas to help reduce waste at children’s birthday parties, keeping kids happy without making too much rubbish.

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  • Waste reduction

Our favourite low waste travel hacks

Travelling can make avoiding single use plastic and recycling a little trickier, but with a bit of planning ahead it’s not impossible.

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  • Household
  • Recycling

How to recycle electronics

If you’ve ever been tempted to throw your unwanted electronic items in the bin then you NEED to read this article.

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  • Waste reduction

How to use up leftovers

7 delicious ways to avoid food waste and use up leftovers creatively.

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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Tiny Tips For 2020

Unsure where to start on a mission to reduce your waste-footprint? When it comes to reducing waste, it really does all add up. So look no further, we have 20 tiny actions you can take to up your impact-owning game in 2020!

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  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

Low waste parenting

Having children can bring a lot a joy – but also a lot of waste. You don’t have to let the arrival of your 'mini me' result in extra landfill. Here’s how you can be an impact-savvy parent.

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  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

12 ways to reduce waste this Christmas

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, we’ve put together a guide featuring 12 ways to save waste at Christmas. Small actions matter even more over the festive season so now’s the time to school-up and remind yourself of the different ways you can own your impact in the lead up to and during Christmas.